Co-authored by Michelle Chan, Bookshare Collection Development Associate.
Welcome back to the Bookshare Book Club! Each month, Bookshare staff will choose books for members to read before hosting discussions near the end of the month. The conversations will take place through Zoom webinars. While we have created this club with Bookshare members in mind, everyone is welcome to join, including non-Bookshare members.
In addition to our adult book club, we have launched the Bookshare Teen Book Club. The teen book club is geared towards ages 12-18, but everyone is welcome to join.
Bookshare Book Club Pick for Teens
November’s book for teens is One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus. Five students get sent to detention, but only four will make it out alive. Simon was about to release tantalizing secrets about Bronwyn, Nate, Addy, and Cooper on their school’s gossip blog. When he dies during detention, the fingers quickly get pointed at the rest of them. Are any of them desperate enough to keep their secrets under wraps that they would kill Simon? Or are they being set up?
The Zoom webinar discussion for One of Us Is Lying will take place on Tuesday, December 1st at 4:00 pm PT. Register here.
Bookshare Book Club Pick for Adults
November’s book for adults will be Memorial by Bryan Washington. Benson and Mike’s relationship has plateaued after a few years together. Their questions about why they’re still together are interrupted when Mike learns his estranged father in Japan is dying. As Mike leaves for Osaka, his mother arrives at the couple’s Houston apartment for an extended stay. Benson’s surprise roommate and Mike’s family revelations will change each of them profoundly, and their diverging paths may just be the thing to bring them back together.
The Zoom webinar discussion for Memorial will take place on Thursday, December 3rd at 5:00 pm PT. Register here.
In this time of social distancing, it’s more important than ever to stay connected, so be sure to join the conversation!
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